Book Crush: ‘The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story,’ by Leah Reise

he story of The Beauty in Darkness, the debut novel of Sonoma County author Leah Reise, starts with an awakening of sorts, and a wish for true death. Edrea stands at the gates of the Décret, a clan of vampires who are sure to tear her apart for arriving without invitation. This is exactly what … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story,’ by Leah Reise

Book Crush: ‘The Lazarus Kid,’ by Tim Farrington

I am a huge fan of Tim Farrington, having discovered The Monk Downstairs a few years ago, followed by The Monk Upstairs, and then concluding with every other book Farrington has ever written before re-reading the Monk books again (and maybe again). So when I found out he had written another book, I got it … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Lazarus Kid,’ by Tim Farrington

A mother cast into the spiritual world… A review of A Symphony of Cicadas

There are three kinds of people indie authors depend on to keep their dream alive: 1. People buying the author's book 2. People telling others about the author's book 3. People who leave reviews for the book once they're done reading it Bless the person who is all three! Reviews, particularly, can be pretty hard … Continue reading A mother cast into the spiritual world… A review of A Symphony of Cicadas